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About brainii

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  1. called local Toyota. 103 EUR for the cylinder + labor. I will do nothing,except maybe try the syringe method, unless it stops working all together (I'm guessing several years from now). thanks all for the replies
  2. wow, what an instructable, I much prefer buying a new car to doing all that 🙂
  3. guys not that it matters but it's a 2007 manual auris. I have 2 keys, both are original, both do not look worn and both have exactly the same issue, I think it's the tumblers of the cylinder that are worn, I wonder how much toyota charges to change it...
  4. well, I searched 2 large DIY shops for pure graphite powder, no luck, I sprayed some graphite containing oil in there, played around with the key etc, it now turns more easily, but still sort of gets stuck, is there a permanent solution?
  5. Hi friends, turning the key to start the car has been more and more difficult, it goes in fine, trying to turn (steering wheel NOT locked) it seems to catch somewhere / resist, have to turn it back and forth a few times to get it to actually turn and start the car. Did someone have this issue and what's the remedy? I'm thinking to add some lube in the keyhole (probably DRY lube) to see if it will help.
  6. I'm pretty sure it's done from the inside of the car, in mine they just removed the back seats.
  7. that's a pretty interesting idea and I will try it out.
  8. the vents are clearly visible from the inside of the boot when you remove the cover for the tyre jack. water hosing on the outside shows no water coming in.
  9. I've had this problem on my 2007 auris 1.4, petrol smell and dangerous as could lead to a spark/fire/explosion. Local Toyota made me pay for the fix but after my complaints and persistence and reference to the recall, they contacted Toyota Europe or UK, who now (after 3 months) offered me store credit for the amount of the fix (no refund sadly) and extended the recall to cover my car and other cars as well.
  10. Yes, and it's not the vents.
  11. Hi all with an update. After the latest silicone attempt, and heavy rain, there is STILL some small amount of water coming in from somewhere other than the tail lights / boot. I went inside the boot, with someone power hose-ing the entire area, not a drop went in so the silicone fix is working. So, I'm thinking that the water is coming in from the underside of the car somehow. I noticed that under the spare tyre, those plastic sealant "welds" are cracked. Could water be entering from there? or from an other area underneath the car, like under rear bumper or something? Any1 any input?
  12. don't know about that but I will say that im 40 years old, and this is the only car I bought that had water leakage. Will not be buying Toyota's no more.
  13. some water would still come in from the right side. It was coming in from the plastic clip that attaches the light to the body. some more silicone fixed that
  14. well, unfortunatelly, the left side is still leaking, nowhere near as bad as before though. Water must be coming in from a different path on the left side somehow, as I used the same technique / amount of silicone on both tail lights. Does any1 else have an improved fix?
  15. update on fixing that spare wheel holder. 30 Euro for a new one from Toyota? No Thanks. See here a 50 cent solution that works equally well. 1) Welded a hex bolt on top of the original screw (remember, plastic disintegrated) 2) Cut a metal joiner bar thingy to size (bought from a hardware store).